Frequently Asked Questions
What is Crossfit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program. Our program delivers a fitness that is broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The same infinitely scalable routines work for young and old, couch potatoes and cage fighters. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. Further reading on "What is Crossfit?"
In a nutshell:
- The best strength and conditioning program available.
- Scalable to anyone's fitness level, age, and gender.
- Learn correct body weight exercises like squat, lunges, push-ups, and pull-ups.
- Learn basic gymnastics like L-sit, ring work, handstands, tucks, and flips.
- Learn correct weightlifting like back/front squat, deadlift, presses, and cleans.
- Learn Olympic weightlifting: the clean & jerk, and the snatch.
- Use kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, med balls, and more!
Why should I do CrossFit?
Because it works, and it's fun. It works because we hold you accountable. All you have to do is get your butt in the door 3-5 times per week and do what we tell you to do. You don't have to think. We do all of the programming for you. We know how you should be training and how you should be eating. It's that simple. It's fun because every day is different - the challenge is fresh and you'll never be bored.
If you have made a decision that it is time for you to get in shape, then call us. CrossFit is a phenomenal program, but it's not magic. It is hard work. If you are committed mentally, then you stand a very good chance of experiencing success with CrossFit!
How do I start?
There are a couple of ways to start your CrossFit journey. Schedule your 1-on-1 FREE INTRO or register for our one Month "on-ramp" program intended to introduce all our functional movements to beginners.
Can I just come in and do the workouts on my own?
No. We are more like a dojo than a typical commercial gym. We offer one-on-one sessions in addition to our classes, but community is a big piece of our CrossFit practice. We provide an atmosphere where you will meet, encourage, and work together with your teammates. We also want to make sure you are under the supervision of a CrossFit certified coach, for better, safer, and faster results.
Is Crossfit competitive?
The CrossFit community is competitive, but in a friendly and supportive way. No one will ever make you feel bad or out of place. If you finish first, you can encourage others. If you are slower, you can expect others to encourage you!
I am not in shape, is this for me?
Yes, all skill levels and abilities are welcome. Although it is true that we train to do very difficult things in CrossFit, we can scale every workout to make sure everyone can complete it safely and confidently. Our focus is on safety first, then efficiency, and finally intensity. If you think you are out of shape, you probably are. Most people are. It's ok. That's why we are here - to get you in shape. Come in with an open mind and a willingness to work hard, and we can work it out. We just start where you are today, and get you where you need to go. You will quickly notice that you are doing better each and every workout. Don’t compare yourself to the veterans, but instead to how far you have come since your first workout!
I'm in great shape already, will I be challenged?
We feel pretty confident in answering with a resounding yes! Crossfit counts among its adherents many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, and champion martial artists as well as professional triathletes, ironmen, and football players. Competitive marathoners, hockey players, soccer players, swimmers, lacrosse players, and tennis players use our program as a base for increasing their performance in their various specialty sports.
What should I wear or bring?
Wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes. You will be squatting and lifting and moving around quite a bit. You can expect to get sweaty and thirsty so you may want to bring a change of clothes and a towel the water is on the house. We do have showers but we do not provide towels.
Can I learn more about Crossfit acronyms and practices?
Visit the CrossFit.com FAQ for a variety of explanations.